A start-up company from MIT has invented a spherical Chamber for rapid and safe examination of potentially dangerous and hard-to-reach places. The camera is designed for use of rescue services and law enforcement.

After three years of development start-up company Bounce Imaging announced that it is ready to run in production brosaemu├╗ camera Explorer size slightly smaller than a tennis ball. The camera has a protective shell of thick rubber and six built-in lenses, framed led flashes. Each of the lenses makes multiple frames per second. Embedded processor in a fraction of a second in panoramic images together with an overview of 360 degrees before they are transmitted over the air to your Smartphone user.

This decision, above all, can be useful in situations where security forces need help check the positions of the militants, the rescuers-find people under the rubble, and liquidators of the accident-spot the diversion of chemicals, reported the IBTimes.


Explorer invented by a student at MIT and Harvard University after earthquake in Haiti 2010 year. During the earthquake, the international search and rescue teams searched for survivors in the rubble of people using cameras that transmit video by strand. However, chambers had characterized a number of shortcomings which restrict their use. In practice they have proved cumbersome, unwieldy and too expensive.

In 2012 year MIT won for his invention Grand Prize contest, MassChallenge among startups-50000 dollars. The development has attracted great media attention, and her use of United States law enforcement officers as well.

The first batch of Explorer for the needs of American power structures will be released in quantities of 100 copies. Company over whats improve design of a spherical camera, based on customer feedback.

It is reported that future versions of Explorer will have carbon monoxide detectors, radiation and temperature.

The manufacturer now offers two versions of Explorer: costs 1495 and $ 2495. More expensive photographs at middle infrared range, allowing some time to remain unnoticed for the enemy.


In: Technology & Gadgets Asked By: [15576 Red Star Level]

Answer this Question

You must be Logged In to post an Answer.

Not a member yet? Sign Up Now »